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    People talk about the middle of the road as though it were unacceptable. Actually, all human problems, excepting morals, come into the gray areas. Things are not all black and white. There have to be compromises. The middle of the road is all of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters.

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Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another--too often ending in the read more

Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another--too often ending in the loss of both.

by Tryon Edwards Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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Better bend than break.

Better bend than break.

by Scottish Proverb Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he read more

Compromise. Such an adjustment of conflicting interests as gives each adversary the satisfaction of thinking he has got what he ought not to have, and is deprived of nothing except what was justly his due.

by Ambrose Bierce Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.

by George Herbert Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.

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Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

Games are a compromise between intimacy and keeping intimacy away.

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Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the read more

Real life is, to most men, a long second-best, a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible but the world of pure reason knows no compromise, no practical limitations, no barrier to the creative activity.

by Bertrand Russell Found in: Compromise Quotes,
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What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

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The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.

The compromise will always be more expensive than either of the suggestions it is compromising.

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